From Marion

The GazetteOctober 11, 1905 Editor Gazette: As I have a few idle moments I will write you again from Marion. Although we have but little news to impart. There is some sickness hereabout but we have been lucky so far in our little town, as we have few deaths to report. However, we had one death … Continue reading From Marion



The GazetteFebruary 1, 1939 Among the students from La. Tech at Ruston, home for midterm, who have returned to resume their studies were: Misses Ernestine Gulley, Emogene Maroney, Ellen Gulley and Herbert Wheelis. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ferguson, of Bernice, were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Gulley. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd … Continue reading Marion


The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 There will be preaching services at the Methodist church here next Sunday and Sunday night. Mr. J. W. Thompson of Baton Rouge spent the week end with relatives here. Miss Norma Stewart left Sunday for Bastrop, where she will resume her duties in the Bastrop High school. Mr. and Mrs. Max … Continue reading Marion


The GazetteJanuary 18, 1939 Mr. and Mrs. Murray Green and children of Farmerville visited relatives here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Kyle and children of Alton were the weekend guests of their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Max P. Watson of Monroe spent Sunday with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd K. Watson, Jr. spent the ween … Continue reading Marion

School System at Marion Started Before Civil War

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939  Bell Academy  Was First School; Present Building Erected 1922 Shortly before the Civil War, the townspeople of Marion gathered together to try and solve the problem of schooling for their children. Thrashing out the problem, they decided to erect a building which was to be called the Bell Academy. work was … Continue reading School System at Marion Started Before Civil War

Marion Is Considered One Of Oldest Towns

The Gazette October 5, 1939 Town Named After County In Alabama Early Settlers Made Start At Present Site Another one of Union Parish's earliest settlements -- Marion -- was settled, named and developed by settlers from Alabama. Working their way back from Alabama Landing and the Ouachita River, these settlers are supposed to have stopped … Continue reading Marion Is Considered One Of Oldest Towns

A Sad Tragedy

The Ouachita Telegraph Saturday, November 10, 1888 Monday evening the usually quiet and peaceable town of Marion was the scene of another deplorable tragedy. C. J. Payne and J. J. Loper, both well known citizens of our parish, became involved in a quarrel, resulting in the latter fatally shooting the former with a rifle. The … Continue reading A Sad Tragedy